Sunday, July 8, 2018

Books to Bark and Crow About #6


Hello fellow bloggers!  Cass and I sure hope you all had a wonderful June.  We're here and back on schedule.  We sure are glad June is over - we weren't sure Mom would make it.  So this month we are sharing three recently discovered novellas with you.  Mom owns the first one and you can be sure, she'll probably be grabbing the rest soon.  We both think the covers are pretty awesome and remind us of our St. Bernard twins who live a block over from us (don't tell, but we don't know their names.  Mom says it's a "dog" thing where instead of knowing people's names, you categorize them by the dogs they own.  Makes sense to us cause we've heard several people call Mom and Dad the "boxer parents."


It's New Year’s Eve and 20-year-old Emma Wright has a date with her crush—well, not a real date, but she can dream! Colby Davidson, the K9 search and rescue deputy, is allowing her to accompany him while he’s on patrol at the Ridgeway Illumination Festival. Though they are just friends, she’s still hoping for a possible kiss at the end of the festivities. 

When a stranger asks them to help take some pictures at the event, Emma and Colby are happy to oblige. But their assistance turns them into alibis for the man’s whereabouts while his girlfriend was killed. Most of the clues point to a robbery gone bad, but Emma doesn’t believe all of them point that way. Was it really a robbery or was it murder? 


It's Valentine's Day and 20-year-old Emma Wright just wants her crush to take notice of her. But Colby Davidson, the K9 search and rescue deputy only thinks of her as a kid sister. How will she get him to take her seriously? 

When her veterinarian boss calls her to pick up a cat at a potential crime scene, she finds herself at the house of the richest woman in Ridgeway. Her father—the sheriff—and Colby are there. They both dismiss the untimely death as a heart attack, but Emma finds clues that it might be something more. Did the software billionaire die of natural causes, or was it murder? 


It's St. Patrick's Day and 20-year-old Emma Wright is working hard at training five-month-old Molly, her foster puppy, to become a therapy dog. But her training coach and neighbor gets an emergency call, cutting the lesson short, and Emma volunteers to pick up her daughter at a St. Patrick's Day concert in town. 

When Emma arrives, the concert has just finished up, and the teenage girls are visiting with the band. Then the lead singer stumbles and falls to the ground, dead. Emma becomes the only level head in the crowd and calls for help. When the Sheriff and Colby arrive, they investigate it as a potential accident. But Emma finds subtle clues that something more sinister is going on. Did the leader of the band die in an accident, or was it murder? 

So don't you guys agree?  These would be perfect short reads for the August Dog Days of Summer Jo and LaLa are hosting.  

In leaving, here is a picture of us from LAST July 4th.  It was much too hot for us to be outside with the idiots, oops, we mean our parents, this past week.


12 comments:

  1. Those books have such cute covers-good choice guys! I hope the weather changes to something more comfortable for you guys soon.

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    1. It's supposed to be 90 on Tuesday, then knock back down to the 80's for a few. At least it's been cooling off a tad at night which seems to help.

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  2. Oh my gossssssh! These covers are so cute to say the least! As are the blurbs as well! How do you have such a nose for books like this Barb?!

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    1. Well, it's a good thing and a bad thing. Why do you think I had to start a special feature - I've been finding too many :)

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  3. Aw, these all seem really cute! I love cozy mysteries that follow along with holidays, etc. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Those type of cozies can definitely be a lot of fun.

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  4. You can't go wrong with a dog on your book cover😁 Love the 4th of July photo, you guys are so handsome😊

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    1. Awww.. (Cass and T are blushing :)

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  5. Hard to go wrong with a doggie read. Love your handsome guys.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I'm amazed they stood still long enough to get one together.

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    1. And they are relatively short so I'm thinking they'd be great to marathon.

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